About Ivan Foster

Ivan Foster is a recently retired minister in the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. Until November 2009 he was minister of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church. He continues to preach and write as the Lord gives opportunity.
Ivan has written 306 articles so far, you can find them below.

January 2014

Free Presbyterian minister speaks out against irreverent comedy

Rev. Brian McClung (Newtownabbey FPC) interviewed on RTE (News at One, January 24th), speaks out against the irreverent comedy “The Bible: the complete word of God” for ridiculing the Scriptures.

More on this story in our February edition.

A Biblical view of Christian education

by Dr. Douglas Wilson, Dean of Christian Education at Foundations Bible College, NC, USA. To listen click on a player below:

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Lessons learned from the last 30 years

By E A Foster B.A. Principal of Kilskeery Independent Christian School 1979-2007

(The substance of an address given at the 2010 Annual Education Board Dinner in Lisburn, Friday 28th May, in the presence of Education Board members, teaching staff of the Free Presbyterian Christian schools and their spouses)

It is good to learn lessons from the past. The Bible records the past for our learning, comfort and encouragement. The past thirty years have taught me much about the true nature of Christian Education. Read more


The Return of Christ – Pre-millennial

by Rev Ivan Foster. (This message was given at the first meeting of 2000 of the Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony in London.)

 “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever” (Daniel 2:44).

When it comes to the study of prophecy, this subject is a very elementary one, yet it is a subject to which many give little thought. Many Christians have a general view of the return of Christ, that it is going to happen, but they are not well versed on what the Bible has to say about that glorious event. That ought not to be. It is a subject with which God’s people should be well acquainted. Read more

God making bare His arm in revival power – the need of the hour.

“The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God,” Isaiah 52:10.

The synopsis of a sermon preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, Lord’s Day morning, 1st December 1991, by Rev Ivan Foster.

This strong metaphor or symbolic phrase is used to denote God rising up to the aid of His people. The prophecy primarily refers to that day when the Lord will arise to recover and restore Israel to His favour and the enjoying again of His mercy and salvation. The opening verses of the chapter clearly indicate that. Read more

Latest news stories

TUV delivers for RUC widows

Historical Abuse Inquiry hears Sisters of Nazareth nuns ‘were almost psychotic’

RC Children’s homes ‘like Auschwitz’

Care children ‘forced to eat their own vomit’ by nuns

Child abuse inquiry: Church-run ‘hell hole’ homes were ‘like Nazi concentration camps’

Chief constable rule change: David Ford ‘little Nero’ says DUP

Martin McGuinness and DUP bicker on eve of Haass process talks (McGuinness seeking to wriggle out of his guilt as an IRA leaders)

UK ‘must help fund peace deal’ (This from a man who was chief amongst those who brought conflict to Ulster)

Priest pays tribute to murdered IRA man amid investigation breakthrough (Calls this “arranger of assassinations of policemen” a “wonderful person”!!)

‘Compensation the only form of justice available to IRA victims’

Three former gardai call on the Government to reject Smithwick findings

Council’s U-turn over theatre ban

Bible show back after U-turn: Council lift ban on controversial comedy show based on the Bible

Newtownabbey council reverses decision to cancel Bible play

‘Ridiculous’ ban on ‘blasphemous’ play lifted


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NI abuse inquiry to examine children’s homes run by nuns

Murder of Eamon Collins, former informer: Police obtain DNA from death scene

Ballymurphy Army killings: campaign to lobby MEPs

Church maintains vow of silence despite founder’s fierce attack

Despite Paisleys’ blast, Robinson can feel relieved

IRA victims plan to sue Tony Blair over Libya ‘conniving’

Retired garda group slams Smithwick

Gerry Adams “proud” of his past links with the Provisional IRA – (So much for repentance!!)

Banned play: Arts minister ‘saddened’ by council decision– (Supporter of IRA’s murder campaign “sad” at demise of blasphemous play!! – That says it all.)

Haass proposals: Deal could secure extra money says Villiers – (Blatant bribery.)

Teenage couple ‘made bombs for dissident republicans’ at Armagh home, court hears

Adams: SF doesn’t know who killed Garda Adrian Donohoe

Row as ‘blasphemous’ Bible spoof play cancelled by Northern Ireland council (Indication of the increasing boldness and arrogance of the enemies of Christ)

UUP’s plan for Stormont opposition: Empey tables Lords move, but party may not take on role

£5.7m of work ‘unaccounted for’ in Northern Health and Social Care Trust

‘Serious concern’ as health trust audit finds millions unaccounted for

Garda whistleblower ‘destroyed’

IRA Hyde Park bomb: John Downey denies murder

Philippa Reynolds: Fatal crash car travelling at 80mph

Million sickness benefit applicants ‘fit for work’

Campaign on the Irish State forced adoption records

The Troubles gallery – 40 years of conflict in Northern Ireland from the Belfast Telegraph archives

Northern Ireland Christians force cancellation of comedy based on Bible

Comedy Bible play axed after Evangelical Christians in DUP complain it mocks their religion

McGuinness admits ‘difficulties’ in relationship with Peter Robinson

UUP in Northern Ireland Assembly opposition proposal

Former police officer ‘wouldn’t touch top PSNI job with a barge pole’

Peter Robinson: I gave Ian Paisley Jnr fatherly advice over TV storm

We had a real friendship and still have, McGuinness says of Ian Paisley

Ombudsman probing new information on Teebane massacre

DUP veteran: Robinson wrong to attend murdered PSNI officer Ronan Kerr’s funeral mass

Gerry Kelly cleared over Maze escape comment

Killing of Protestants not ethnic cleansing, claims Irish War Of Independence author

Ian Paisley interview ‘puts son in difficult position’ says Robinson

Revealed: Secret files on Ian Paisley’s ousting sent to Washington

Ex-DUP MLA Paul Berry shocked by Paisley decommissioning ‘insult’

Ian Paisley: Remarks on IRA decommissioning could be overlooked but deserve scrutiny

Ian Paisley was pushed out in purge by Peter Robinson, says TUV leader Jim Allister

Former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, Nigel Evans, in court to face sex charges

Councillor O’Loan casts doubts on Paisley recollections

Doubts over accuracy of Ian Paisley’s Tony Blair recollections

Has the doc perished on the sword of his own ego?

Newtownabbey theatre: Play cancelled after council row

DUP veteran: Robinson wrong to attend murdered PSNI officer Ronan Kerr’s funeral mass

Comment: Ian Paisley lambasted O’Neill for policy now pursued by DUP

Shameless MPs (including Ian Paisley Jr) use parlimentary positions to declare ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling is HARMLESS

Stormont Speaker Rejects Question on McGuinness Orange Comments

Paisley: Robinson is a beast; his ways are not mine

Ian Paisley: They worked behind my back to get me out

Paisley: My family never now enter the church I built

Ian Paisley says DUP told him to quit as leader

Paisley: The vitriolic tongue of an ambitious and self-important leader

Haass proposals: Irish Government may intervene says Eamon Gilmore, Irish foreign minister – (This is the danger into which Robinson’s placating of McGuinness and inviting Haass over has brought Ulster)

UK ‘will not impose solutions’ – (Northern Ireland Office)

Haass proposals: DUP reacts angrily to Irish Government’s proposal of intervention

US government wants North talks resolution for St Patrick’s Day

McGuinness is the epitome of inextricable links between terror and politics

Former DUP Lord Mayor Gavin Robinson to confront Martin McGuinness over Orange Order claims

Man fears for life after spending £50,000 of ‘IRA cash’ on booze and women

Irish Labour Party chief whip Emmet Stagg mocks Gerry Adams on Dail Bar

‘BBC staff ignored up to 1,000 attacks on children by predatory DJ Jimmy Savile’ according to new damning report lifting the lid on entire scandal

Ukip councillor blames floods on gay marriage – (criticised but NOT answered!!)

UKIP suspends councillor who blamed flooding on gay marriage

Benefits ‘to be stripped from immigrants who cannot speak English’

Vatican accused of lack of transparency over 384 priests defrocked for assaulting children

Lord Rennard accused of bringing Lib Dems into ‘disrepute’

Al-Qaeda training British and European ‘jihadists’ in Syria to set up terror cells at home

Matt Baggott to step down as NI chief constable

Lib Dems warn of ‘bloodbath’ as Lord Rennard considers legal action over sexual harassment allegations row

SF Mid-Ulster MP urges British parties to express support for Haass

McIlveen: Paisley deserves respect of the church

Ian Paisley still living in Free Presbyterian Church manse and £300k luxury retirement flat – despite alleged ‘campaign of poison’

In Ballymena – the stronghold of Paisleyism – the surprise reaction to Ian’s revelations is one of indifference

Many ‘keeping their own counsel’ in Paisley heartland

TUV’s Mid-Ulster Chairman Walter Millar warns against trying to ‘rewrite’ Teebane history

Two years after cuts led to closure, ‘scaled-down’ Irish Vatican embassy opens

Vatican monsignor re-arrested for allegedly using his Vatican bank accounts to launder money

Paisleys’ allegations are met with silence

Church tight-lipped in wake of Paisley’s views

Comment: Paisley revelations have roots in 2007 interview

Smithwick aftermath: Dublin urged to probe extent it ‘nurtured the fledgling IRA’

TUV anger at McGuinness linking Orange Order to UVF fails to make floor of Assembly

DUP bid to block ‘irreverent’ Bible comedy play

Pro sodomy protesters picket Ballynahinch Baptist Church event on ‘converting’ gays

Haass report buries truth about the past

Analysis: Though like warring spouses, Robinson and McGuinness need each other

Orange Order angry over Martin McGuinness UVF comments

Unionist leaders should sue over McGuinness’ claims about UVF-Orange links, says Jim Allister

Paisley: BBC buckles under DUP onslaught with last-minute changes made to interview

BBC to air brutal Paisley critique of DUP and Free Presbyterian church

TV viewers unmoved by Ian Paisley the provocateur

Ukip councillor blames floods on gay marriage

Gay marriage decision to blame for bad weather, claims UKIP councillor

UK storms are divine retribution for gay marriage laws, says Ukip councillor

Pensioner blasted in chest by gunman in Ballycastle is a child rapist

Communities ‘take law in own hands’ – (This is anarchy as multi-culturism produces its inevitable harvest)

Shocking figures reveal Pope Benedict defrocked child-molesting priests at a rate of more than one every two days during his last years of office

Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for child abuse

Haass talks: Peter Robinson attacks ‘dictator’ McGuinness – (McGuinness was that and worse when the DUP embraced him in a power-sharing coalition)

McGuinness in denial over Haass, says Robinson

Martin McGuinness: Unionists agree Orange Order, UVF and PUP ‘acting as one and the same’

Northern Ireland political row threatens power-sharing

Ian Paisley discharged from Ulster Hospital

Ian Paisley Junior silent on father’s TV programme

Analysis: Getting tough with Paisley will suit some in the new DUP

Unionists reject Euro report on Irish language

Dissident threat a factor in major police operation

The overall failure to confront republican terrorism

New teachers ‘being left to flounder with unruly pupils’: Ofsted chief says it is ‘national scandal’ that trainees are unprepared for the job

Man recalls childhood abuse in Rubane House, Kircubbin – (Unspeakable wickedness!!)

Party on edge as it awaits Paisley’s parting verdict

White House piles on pressure over Richard Haass’s proposals

Dodds accuses SF of ‘wallowing in murder’ – (Haass and his likes are happy to join McGuinness in his ‘wallowing’ by avoiding the use of words like ’terrorism & terrorist!)

Councillor condemns ‘sectarian’ attack on school bus in north Belfast

Policeman Ronan Kerr murder: Police ‘know killers’ identities’

Comment posted in the name of person who met Meghan O’Sullivan as part of the Haass talks – said it is a ‘pity the police officer didn’t have his throat cut’

Nick Clegg admits personal failings over Lord Rennard sex allegations

Women wanting abortions will not have to see doctor – new draft guidance proposed by UK government ministers

The lost girls: Department of Health to launch investigation into reports of illegal abortions in ethnic communities in Britain

Vatican confronted on child abuse at UN hearing

First-grader (in California school) told to stop talking about Bible

Martin McGuinness: Extremists are being allowed to hijack Haass proposals by unionists

DUP slams Sinn Fein analysis following further talks on Haass

O’Loan responds to Paisley Civil Rights statement – (Leaders and members of CRA were to be blamed for allowing themselves to provide cover for IRA!!)

SF candidate launches legal challenge against party’s decision to suspend him

NI abuse inquiry: Two Roman Catholic orders apologise

Priest found not guilty of sex abuse

Haass plan: NI leaders meet after Stormont rejects implementation vote

TUV leader repudiates Haass proposals in Assembly debate

Outcome of talks ‘disheartening’, says Church of Ireland Gazette – (Pro-republican stance of the C of I is a matter of record)

Kilclooney rejects Paisley criticism of ‘unfair’ Stormont Government

DUP members’ wall of silence stands firm

The new Paisley, pretty much the same as the old Paisley

Any talk of compromise with traditional enemy is a red rag to unionists

Haass talks: I object to term ‘the past’ as it sanitises actions of republican and loyalist terrorists

Child abuse inquiry: Northern Ireland Executive failing victims of clerical abuse

Belfast City Hall Union flag: Unionists have only themselves to blame

Willie Frazer praises Victims Commissioner Stone

Child abuse probe ‘will examine soul of society’

Nuns ‘battered boys stupid’ in Derry children’s home, victim tells child abuse inquiry

December 2013

History Without the Humbug – Countering the Re-Writing of History

The Media Myth anMandelad Global Cult of Nelson Mandela,

by Shaun Willcock

The ugly truth about the world’s favourite terrorist-turned-politician, Nelson Mandela, has been buried deep beneath the media-created myth of the man, who for decades was given such a whitewashing by the liberal/Socialist media that the real Mandela disappeared from the world’s eyes, and in his place appeared a messiah, a saviour, a demigod, whose only resemblance to the real Mandela was the outer shell. The man who emerged from prison and became president of South Africa was at heart the same man who had gone into prison so many years before, a Communist revolutionary, much older but just as committed to the ideology and the revolution as he had been when the prison gates slammed shut on him. Yet by the time he emerged from prison, the worldwide liberal/leftist media had repackaged him, presenting him to the world as a wise, big-hearted, moderate, decent man, who had been unjustly imprisoned for his stand against apartheid, and who would, when he became president of South Africa, govern this complex and diverse country with wisdom and magnanimity, creating a wonderful earthly paradise where all would live happily ever after. Read more

Here in Northern Ireland, it was noted that Gerry Adams, long time leader of Sinn Fein/IRA, was part of the Guard of Honour by invitation of the ANC at the funeral of Nelson Mandela. – Editor

What is ‘Christian Rap’ & ‘Holy Hip Hop’ music?

An article by Rev Brian McClung of Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church.

‘Christian Rap’ is a form of music that comes from the ‘Holy Hip Hop’ music culture. ‘Holy Hip Hop’ in turn comes from this secular ‘Hip Hop’ music culture. ‘Rap’ music is closely associated with the ‘Hip Hop’ music culture.

This particular style of music came out of the gangland culture of New York city in the 1970s, when ‘Block Parties’ became increasingly popular, particularly among African American youth residing in the Bronx. Click here to read more

“Failing to protect Sunday as non North West race day erodes Christian principles”

Letter by Free Presbyterian minister on the subject of the further desecration of the Christian Sabbath.

“As a Christian Minister I am saddened that many within our government, some of whom are professing Christians themselves, have not actively sought means to safeguard a fundamental principle which is based solidly in the Word of God.” Read more

The NCFIC and a Firestorm of Controversy over Rap

Recently a firestorm of outrage, including even charges of racism, erupted over the remarks made against rap “music” during a panel discussion at a conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (NCFIC). The controversy prompted a flurry of apologies, including one from Dr. Joel Beeke.

Pastor Ovadal gives some perspective on those apologies, but perhaps even more importantly, sounds a warning concerning the unfaithful, corrupt nature of the NCFIC. This is the issue which has truly been neglected in the recent controversy.

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The Church of Rome is in truth a pagan system with a thin veneer of “Christianity” as the following incident illustrates adequately

Yolanda Murillo looks to the sky as she performs a spiritual dance in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Houston.  The annual event commemorates the official Church feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12.

Yolanda Murillo looks to the sky as she performs a spiritual dance in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Houston. The annual event commemorates the official Church feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12.

Brenda Soto dresses in a traditional Aztec costume while dancing outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Wichita as part of the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration.

Brenda Soto dresses in a traditional Aztec costume while dancing outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Wichita as part of the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration.

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration (wonderment, astonishment, amazement),” Revelation 17:4-6.

Free Presbyterian supporters of Dr Joel Beeke – Its time to waken up!!!!

The following article is taken from Pastor Ralph Ovadal’s website. It should alarm every believer who has a concern for the honour of God and the truth of the gospel. It should especially send a shiver down the spines of those who have stubbornly refused to give any credence to the alarm calls issued for some time now regarding the direction taken by Dr Joel Beeke.

It is pretty clear that Dr Beeke cares very little for those few “loyal” supporters from the United Kingdom, and others like them across the world, who are insignificant when compared to the very much larger and financially lucrative “rapper”, “new Calvinist” bloc out there in “New Evangelical land”!!

Surely the end of the garden path has been reached and it is time for a humble turning around!!

“ . . . . having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage,” Jude 1:16.

Rev. Ivan Foster

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The Birth of Christ — When and Where??

The substance of a sermon preached on Lord’s Day 23rd December 2001, in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church by Rev. Ivan Foster.

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief,” 1 Timothy 1:15. This is a timely topic since we are surrounded by the many evidences of the world’s celebration of the birth of Christ. It has to be said that many people have expressed reservations about the nature of the celebrations and whether they really have any relationship to the coming into the world of the Son of God.

I suppose you do not have to search very far to see the reasons for such concerns. That the police and the various authorities, linked with safety on the roads, should be required to make special appeals at this time of year to try and curtail people from drinking to excess in celebration of Christmas, does raise the question of whether such activity is in keeping with a marking of the birth of the Redeemer of men from sin. Very obviously, it is not. Read more

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Has Dr. Joel Beeke Finally Left Refo500?

A Response by Pastor Ovadal and Rev. Foster

We have been asked by more than one person if we know that Dr. Joel Beeke has left Refo500. To our knowledge, Dr. Beeke has not publically uttered a single word to that effect, though it does not mean that he has not left Refo500. Read more

What is apostasy and how should we react to it?

“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not,” 2 Peter 2:1-3.

The Lord’s battle against apostasy is of long standing. It is almost as old as time itself. Many Christians tend to believe that the controversy with “apostasy” began with the emergence of the modern “Ecumenical Movement” and its campaign for church unity which metamorphosed into a movement for the unity of all religions.

In truth, the Lord’s controversy with apostasy began with the devil’s rebellion in heaven when he sought to establish himself as a rival, a conqueror of the Lord, overthrowing Him and replacing His rule with his own. Read more


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Bishop urges politicians to ‘push forward’ in pursuit of pact – (If Haass deals pleases Rome, BEWARE!!)

Flags issue hasn’t gone away – and won’t

‘Offensive’ RAF poster torn down ahead of Sunday anniversary

MoD apologises for RAF recruitment billboard placed near Bloody Sunday massacre site in Derry

Row erupts over RAF billboard near Bloody Sunday site

TUV: 22 flaws in Haass document

Government considered handing west Belfast to Republic

IRA Brighton bomb slowed British-Irish peace talks

TUV Responds to Haass Outcome

Alliance denies claim it scuppered Haass process by rejecting deal

Haass document needs clear response says Gerry Adams

Missed opportunity of signing pact leaves DUP with questions to answer

Six key areas that split negotiators in Haass talks

It is Unionist cowardice that is largely to blame for the failure to reach an agreement in Northern Ireland

Police officer slashed on face by youth cutting down loyalist banners

Government papers: Jim Allister’s devolution proposal privately torn apart by NIO man

McGuinness ‘reacted angrily’ when told he could not visit IRA prisoner

Belfast papers reveal fears over exodus of Protestant students in 1982

10 wounded in Kenya grenade attack

Northern Ireland talks collapse as main unionist parties reject Haass proposals

Meghan O’Sullivan and Richard Haass’ peace vow: ‘We’re not going away, you know…’

N. Ireland’s US-led talks end without deal

Car linked to Fermanagh police station attack

Son’s fury after evidence into shooting of garda father lost

Ayatollah tirade tops center’s list of biggest anti-Semitic slurs of 2013

Northern Ireland: Richard Haass talks end without deal

Unionist ‘wrongly escaped charges in Kincora boys home paedophile scandal’

Lord Wolfson warns European Union has become ‘hungry for power’

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley in hospital for tests

Richard Haass talks: Final day under way

Peter Robinson: Crunch day that could define First Minister’s place in history books

Parties inch towards agreement on Haass proposals as White House weighs in on talks

Time to remember Nelson Mandela’s soft touch with the IRA

Nelson Mandela had ‘soft touch’ with IRA

Enormous RUC sacrifice must never be forgotten

Tory activists call on David Cameron not to open borders to Romanians and Bulgarians

Haass talks team issue a final appeal for compromise on the eve of return

Ex-Provo rubbishes Haass truth recovery plan

Unionists demand police action over Twaddell camp attacks in north Belfast

Judge rules Michelle O’Neill breached ministerial code in farm court case win for DUP

State papers: Hierarchy halts plan to unite teachers

State papers: Stormont’s officials wanted ban on sex shop

Smacking children should be illegal, says Children’s tsar Maggie Atkinson

Haass decides a deal before New Year’s Eve is possible – (Doesn’t want to give up while there is still hope of double-crossing unionists!!)

Future MLA ‘shot prison officer’ during mass Maze escape, papers claim Gerry Kelly also alleged to have threatened van driver at gunpoint during 1983 breakout – (Should we not all be thankful to the DUP for bringing the like of him into Government????!!!!)

State papers: Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly told warder to obey or be blown away

Government papers: Reluctance to arrest ‘untouchable’ McGuinness

Paisley’s US ban was ‘more about him personally than his policies’

SDLP thought priest wrote Gerry Adams’ early speeches

American Ireland Fund chief Kieran McLoughlin paid $619,000 in 2012

Haass tells Northern Ireland politicians to give him good reason to come back – (We could suggest a few why he should NOT come back!!!)

Costs of G8 summit in Fermanagh revealed

Pope Francis tells of hopes for ‘a better world’ – (What saith the Scriptures? “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. . . . evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived,” 2 Timothy 3:1, 13.)

More talks due on plans for Northern Ireland’s first casino

Politicians unite to condemn dissident gun attack on Fermanagh police

Northern Ireland flag-flying ex-PM Brown opened Pandora’s box

Dublin collusion claims should not be ignored – veteran Troubles journalist

Garda ‘mole’ revelations damaging force’s reputation

South African broadcaster ‘warned not to report on calls for Jacob Zuma to step down as president’

No Haass deal reached after overnight talks

Row over Troubles inquiry unit delays Northern Ireland talks

Parties’ failure to reach deal in Haass talks ‘pathetic’

Ulster Unionist MLA, Michael Copeland, U-turn over Richard Haass ‘go home’ apology

Gun attack reported on police station in County Fermanagh

Dissident attack on Lisnaskea police station condemned

Breaking: McGuinness: Gun attack on Lisnaskea police station “must be condemned”

NI parties to hold round-table talks with Richard Haass

Crunch Haass talks set to go on late into Monday evening

Row over Troubles inquiry unit delays Northern Ireland talks

Al Qaeda rocket sparks fresh IRA smuggling feud

Notorious terrorist sentenced to 490 years found dead

IRA sniper Bernard McGinn found dead in Ireland

Off-duty drunken garda abused PSNI officers who arrested him in taxi row

Muslim checkout staff can refuse to sell pork and alcohol, says M&S. This will backfire

Archbishop pleads for progress on peace deal (So begins the chorus of deception !!)

Adams feeling pressure after big drop in support

Abandoned by his mum, raised in an orphanage, recruited at 22 and later hanged by the IRA in Long Kesh. Isn’t it time there justice for Paddy Joe Crawford?

Haass, like Mitchell, is a placeman to deliver an anti-unionist agenda

Northern Ireland parties examining Richard Haass proposals – (Negotiations will take place on the Lord’s Day according to reports!)

Sinn Fein barracked in west Belfast over Casement plans

Man held after shop bomb attack

Nelson Mandela ‘received training in use of weapons and sabotage techniques from Mossad agents in 1962’

Mandela condolences letter proposal divides city councillors

Fury as BBC gives airtime to extremist cleric who refuses to condemn Lee Rigby killing

Securing justice for victims of fanatical murderers

‘Duck Dynasty’ debate explodes from TV to dinner tables, water coolers

Haass proposals: DUP says agreement before Christmas unlikely

Major bomb plot foiled in Northern Ireland

The establishment opposed NI flag, says heraldry expert

DUP’s Ruth Patterson’s Facebook charge dropped

Ruth Patterson Facebook prosecution: charge is dropped

Sinn Fein needs to tell dissidents: The IRA failed

Two “soldiers of Allah” guilty of Lee Rigby murder

Islamist fanatics Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale found guilty of murdering Lee Rigby

Methodist minister, Paul Flowers arrested over drugs scandal

Elderly patient left to starve after ‘nil by mouth’ sign left on bed in error

TUV warns against Haass sell-out – (It was Robinson & his partner, McGuinnes, who brought Haass to NI)

Haass deal hopes in balance

Analysis: Parties’ views, not those of Haass, crucial in negotiations

Haass teams must halt attempts to legitimise terror

Dissident campaign bolstering Sinn Fein support, says former IRA man

Dissident republicans drawing on flawed IRA view of history

Anger at Lisburn’s snub for Mandela

Two republicans found liable for the Omagh bombing have had their appeals dismissed by NI’s highest court

Richard Haass Talks: Tricolour at Stormont proposal the first major sticking point

Haass talks: Details in the draft document under consideration

Haass talks countdown: It’s decision time on shared future we were promised

Fire bomb attack in Belfast city centre ‘shows serious upsurge in dissident republican activity’

Dissident campaign madness and it should stop, say former IRA men – (Of course what they did was sane!!!???)

Dissident Republican Colin Duffy in police murder plot charge

Supporters arrested outside court as Colin Duffy charged with IRA membership and plot to kill police

Haass proposes new body to investigate Troubles killings

Haass talks: Peter Robinson says draft plan ‘unacceptable’

DUP ‘outraged’ at draft Haass proposals

More polarized now 20 years on from Downing Street Declaration

Tricolour could fly over Stormont during visits by Taoiseach

Belfast fire bomb: Man burst into flames in shop

Incendiary ignites and is carried out of store

Corn Market fire bomb attack: Belfast worker carries device from shop

‘People fear next bomb won’t be a warning’ – Belfast business manager

Prominent republican charged with attempted murder of Belfast police

Mandela death: Gerry Adams joins ANC guard of honour

Covert soldiers killed unarmed civilians in Belfast? Prove it

Haass talks: DUP mixed reaction to draft document

Esa’s Cryosat sees Arctic sea-ice volume bounce back

UK’s £millions in aid to China criticised as ambitious space programme is announced

Philly archbishop removes 5 priests from ministry over sex abuse or misconduct allegations

Flag report says loyalism feels abandoned by unionist parties

Growing sense of alienation and disengagement among loyalists’

Victims defiant: immunity is just not acceptable

Ann Ogilby was beaten to death by a gang of UDA women – why would they come forward and tell all now?

Terrorist immunity: Caution and opposition among politicians

Ex-RUC man says IRA will ‘glory’ in immunity

TUV sets out case against immunity

Belfast Bomb ‘despicable’ say Robinson and McGuinness

Belfast Cathedral Quarter bomb could have killed, say police

Bomb explosion in Belfast as Christmas revellers evacuated from city centre

Row erupts between DUP and Richard Haass

Culture of turning a blind-eye is now in clear view – The rumours that gardai on the Border were in ‘the pockets of the IRA’ have been substantiated

Most senior detective taken off HET investigation of ’87 Enniskillen bomb (No one was ever interviewed by the police at the time of the massacre!)

How much do we pay for pupils who cross the border to get a northern education?

Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott compares IRA to Al Qaeda during the Haass talks

Ann Travers: Who gives us the right to deny justice to our dead?

Garda chief backtracks on Smithwick findings

Swithwick standard could show collusion in other cases, TDs told

Garda Commissioner Comments Beyond Comprehension

“Independent Bishop” Pat Buckley admits sham marriage charges

I officiated at 14 sham marriages, says rebel priest Pat Buckley – (In keeping with the fact that he is a ‘sham’!!)

Nelson McCausland sorry for ‘inadvertently misinforming’

Victims’ group’s ‘covenant’ plan wins TUV backing

Jim Allister calls for DUP U-turn on Sexual Orientation Strategy

Speak English or lose benefits, warns Work and Pensions Secretary

Flags protester, Jamie Bryson, expects arrest after releasing tapes

Australia reverses gay marriage law less than a week after first weddings

Australian court halts gay marriage

Post-abortion counselling soars

Willie Frazer: I would consider immunity for my father’s killers

DUP would back limited immunity if sought by victims

New Northern Ireland flag is not an option, loyalists tell Richard Haass

Dublin Coalition boost as Fine Gael and Labour up while Sinn Fein down

Boxing club owed apology by those who doubted their claims – Jim Allister

Boxing on the ropes as report says it failed to tackle sectarian problems

Gay adoption: Northern Ireland ban lifted

‘No discussion’ over McGuinness attending Mandela memorial

The ugly sound of a howl of joy haunts Sinn Féin’s account of IRA killings

Immunity offer to get the truth about our past is on the table

Peter Robinson ‘not averse’ to Troubles immunity plan

Immunity ‘an option’ says Peter Robinson, as Haass talks continue

Kenny challenges Adams on IRA past

Kenny: Nobody believes Adams on his IRA past

Gerry reminds us he was never in the IRA – for the 4,976th time!

Fionnan Sheahan: SF outcast can’t break away from party control

Nationalists blamed for attacks on nuns’ car in loyalist area

Smithwick collusion findings raise more questions

Donegal North East TD Padráig MacLochlainn has said Sinn Féin will not distance itself from the actions of the IRA

SF TD hints at party exit as anger with Adams grows

Sinn Fein TD set to quit over Gerry Adams’ comments

Let’s not kid ourselves, a new flag won’t solve root problem

Catholic church reveals Down and Connor abuse figure

Child abuse report: 325 Christian Brothers were accused since 1975

Cardinal Sean Brady ‘truly sorry’ for child abuse

Same-sex weddings to begin in March

Sandy Row Boxing Club Vindicated by Report of sectarianism

Families of victims killed near Border call for Garda-PSNI inquiry

Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past

Eilis McDermott: From student radical to inquisitor-in-chief of Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams says facts were twisted in his brother’s abuse trial coverage

Blind to his failings, Gerry Adams keeps truth at arm’s length

‘Unionists did not repeat mistake of Sunningdale’

Ceremonies held in memory of slain UUP idealist, who still inspires today

UUP tribute marks 30 years since MP Edgar Graham was murdered outside Queen’s University

Unionist Jim Allister hits out at BBC ‘uncritical Nelson Mandela coverage’

He was a giant – but how absurd for the BBC to compare Mandela to Christ

Nelson Mandela ‘was against IRA decommissioning’

‘Cult-like’ Sinn Fein not suitable for coalition – (That goes for Belfast as well as Dublin!!!)

Robinson slams Adams over ‘appalling’ views on RUC murders – (But he leads your coalition partners, Peter!!)

Sinn Fein’s laissez-faire attitude to terrorism

Adams now has more baggage than an A380 aircraft

Gerry Adams’ callous remarks about Smithwick Report murders remind us why we can’t vote for Sinn Fein

Dublin gardai didn’t trust Dundalk and kept them in the dark for years

Belfast police attacked twice in two days – Dissident republicans blamed for ‘reckless’ shooting

Second gun attack on PSNI in two days

Don’t have children unless you are ready to marry, says judge

Mandela death: Gerry Adams to attend service at weekend

Adams sticks to his guns on RUC comments

‘People know all too well how different the terrorist is’

A Garda Chief Superintendent tells court he believes accused is IRA member

Swatragh IRA killer refused to listen to sentencing

RUC man’s killer Seamus Kearney gets 20 years … but he’ll walk free in just two – (This is justice in the much lauded “Good Friday Agreement” Northern Ireland)

Abortion: Justice Minister David Ford to consult on changing NI’s laws

Former garda Corrigan rejects findings of Smithwick Tribunal

Former colleague of slain officers rejects Adams’ security comments

Gerry Adams’ Smithwick comments ‘grossly offensive’ says Arlene Foster

Peter Robinson says Gerry Adams’ Smithwick comments ‘offensive’

We need to know if there were any further cases of collusion with IRA

Adams’s callousness reveals gulf between Sinn Fein and Irish public

As UDA confirms major split, a dangerous tussle for power is now brewing

Willie Frazer seeks legal advice over ‘bed push’ plans

‘Justice worth the wait’ for RUC widow

Police say gun attack in north Belfast could have killed

Comment: Adams ignoring inconvenient truth

Judge’s rejection of IRA account does not bode well for any truth and reconciliation process, warns lawyer

IRA victims claim Smithwick findings ‘tip of the iceberg’

Smithwick tribunal findings could trigger a torrent of compensation claims against Irish state

Gerry Adams branded an “apologist for terrorists” by family of slain RUC officer

Sinn Fein defend Gerry Adams ‘laissez faire’ comments over RUC deaths – (They are all pigs of the one sow’s litter, as the old saying goes!)

‘Insulting, offensive, quite outrageous’: Sinn Féin criticised over Smithwick response

Smithwick Report: Garda Commissioner brands actions of Gardai who colluded with the IRA as a “betrayal”

Evidence shows Owen Corrigan passed information to the IRA – but it cannot be proved he colluded in the murders of Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan

Smithwick report: A terrible glimpse into a very dark time

MLA brands Sash jail term for a bass drummer ‘draconian’ (How do you play the “Sash” on a bass drum??)

Britain ‘too generous’ with welfare payments to EU immigrants says European Commission

Gardaí ‘tipped off’ IRA ahead of RUC officer murders

‘Ex garda helped IRA obtain false documents’

Irish police colluded in IRA killing of Northern Irish officers

Link to Loughgall ambush sealed RUC officer’s fate

Taoiseach describes Smithwick Tribunal findings as shocking

Tánaiste apologises to families of murdered RUC officers

Smithwick Tribunal: Murders report poses Irish challenge – (Report says Irish police colluded in murder of Ch Supt Harry Breen and Supt Bob Buchanan)

Smithwick will be seen by unionists as vindication of long-held beliefs

Dublin ‘must acknowledge role in creation of PIRA’

Gerry Adams: Two murdered RUC officers had ‘laissez faire’ attitude to own safety

Adams: Murdered RUC officers ‘disregarded safety’

Gerry Adams claims RUC officers murdered by IRA ‘disregarded their own safety’

Gerry Adams’ Smithwick comments nauseating: Alan Shatter

Ex-Garda rejects tribunal findings

Findings are incredible and shocking says Bob Buchanan’s son

Does outcome of Smithwick tribunal strengthen arguments for what Sinn Féin terms an independent international truth recovery process?

Belfast court: Provisional IRA membership denied

Man held over Black murder released

Gay marriage ‘a flawed social experiment’

David Black murder: Suspected dissident republicans held over killing of prison officer

David Black murder: Two arrested in Republic of Ireland

Hypocrisy of Sinn Fein exposed for world to see

More loyalist protests on the way despite low turnout

Union flag protesters back on Omagh streets

City hall flag issue continues to divide our politicians

End to Troubles inquiries could let IRA leaders off the hook

Will Enniskillen bomb victim families ever see justice? (Not as long as the continuation of the power-sharing regime at Stormont counts more than truth and justice)

European election dilemma for Jim Allister

Find a neutral flag for all of Northern Ireland: Richard Haass issues challenge to parties

No Flag Is Neutral

TUV Conference 2013 – Press Officer Sammy Morrison

Republicans in Northern Ireland look to Taliban for weapons – (Birds of a feather etc., etc!!)

Allister claims DUP bluffing over second Euro candidate

DUP is out to bamboozle you over Euro elections, Jim Allister warns the Ulster Unionists

Documentary examines the ‘cult’ of Sinn Fein

First woman bishop installed by Church of Ireland

UDA blamed after home of loyalist victim Tracey Coulter is firebombed in Belfast’s Shankill Road

Gerry Adams to meet woman ‘raped by top republican’

Horror of IRA rape cover-ups slowly revealed

‘SF knows that republicans “investigated” cases of abuse. I know, because it happened to me’

Belfast’s Deputy Mayor Christopher Stalford warned of threats by ‘criminal elements’

Shock four-country poll reveals widening gulf between Britain and EU

Larkin prosecutions proposal worth considering – RC Bishop McKeown – (Support from such a quarter is to be expected!!)

BBC sports presenter Clare Balding’s grandmother called her sexuality ‘disgusting’

Veteran reveals secrets of life inside British Army ‘ghost squad’ accused of murdering IRA suspects during the Troubles

DUP MP criticises first Northern Ireland meeting of atheist ‘church’ (Yet Dr McCrea is a fan of ‘Dr Who’, an atheistic fictional ‘Time Lord’!!)

Sinn Fein call for IRA killer Kearney’s release after ‘vindictive’ murder trial branded as callous

RUC man John Proctor’s widow tells how killer Kearney lived just a mile from her home

Soldier Lee Rigby attacked with meat cleaver

Irish Anglicans to install Rev Pat Storey as bishop

Video: Parade – Loyalists in Belfast Union flag protest breach Parades Commission ruling

PSNI search for McConville van driver

Bobby Sands willing to suspend hunger strike for deal, new book claims

Voters will make up minds on what Gerry knew – (On the other hand, his supporters just might not care!!)


November 2013

Jeremiah 30 – The future fulfilment of its prophetic teachings

By Rev Ivan Foster

I recently was at a meeting in which Dr John Douglas was preaching the first message in a series entitled: “The Land and the Book – God’s future dealings with Israel.” He introduced his subject by saying that Jeremiah chapters 30-33 are a mini “Apocalypse”. The parallel is there for all to see! The opening words of Jeremiah 30:1 remind us very much of Revelation 1:1. Just look at the opening verses of both portions and you will see a link. Read more

The Land and the Book: God’s future dealings with Israel

A special series of messages by Dr. John Douglas

preached in Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church, November 2013.

Subjects include:

  • The great tribulation, Jeremiah 30
  • God’s covenant with Israel, Jeremiah 31
  • The title deeds of the land, Jeremiah 32
  • The message in the old bones and two sticks, Ezekiel 37
  • The removal of the veil, Zechariah 12
  • Israel in the millennium, Isaiah 66

Click here to listen to/download the series of messages.

Not a word of regret . . . not a word of apology . . . . but every attempt to justify, explain away and glorify  . . . the killers

The following is a speech delivered by TUV leader Jim Allister during yesterday’s (5th November, 2013) debate in Stormont’s Parlimentary Buildings, Belfast, on terrorism in the Castlederg area. It highlights essential points regarding the IRA terrorist campaign, the perpetrators of which are hailed as heroes by Martin McGuinness and his fellow Sinn Fein leaders. Read more

The two great cities of Scripture

By Rev Ivan Foster

This is a message given at one of the monthly meetings of The Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony in London, 26th January 1992.

I wish to state very clearly that I believe God has an eternal purpose. Of course, such a doctrine is not new amongst those who support the Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony. The Westminster Confession of Faith states in chapter 3, paragraph 1, “God from all eternity did by the most wise and holy counsel of His Own will freely and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass.” The decree of God embraces all things that shall ever come to pass. Nothing comes as a surprise to God. Nothing ever happens that is outside His decreed will. Read more

Missionary report from Spain

by  Rev. Lyle Boyd.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have remembered us in prayer and have sacrificed in supporting us for the past twenty-seven years, labouring in the land of Spain. We are indeed indebted. Read more

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Crossmaglen security alert ‘an elaborate hoax’

Crossmaglen security alert continues into fourth day

Dissent group, Oglaigh na hEireann claims bomb responsibility

Belfast council workers fear for safety over Irish flag

Villiers confirms there will be no inquiry into IRA Enniskillen bombing – (Why was not one person even interviewed over this massacre? Is it because exposure would topple “peace” process??)

Murders have no sell-by date, says Jim Allister

Conviction for Constable Proctor Murder Shows folly of Amnesty Call

Family hails ‘justice process’ after convicted IRA man found guilty of murdering RUC officer John Proctor

Murder conviction ‘vindictive’ – SF (Another example of Sinn Fein’s perverted view of justice and truth)

Conviction prompts fresh commentary on past

Garda ‘collusion’ report delivered

Smithwick report on Garda-IRA collusion allegations to be handed to Irish Government

Jim Allister: I would be at flag protest if it didn’t clash with TUV conference

If things fall apart in the North, don’t blame the flag protesters – (If things fall apart in the North, it will be because ‘Peter Robinson and his ilk have short-changed them for years and now don’t want to know them at all’)

Formal complaint made about RUC’s handling of Claudy

John Proctor 1981 murder: Seamus Kearney convicted

The injured: forgotten casualties of the Troubles

Crossmaglen alert: Object abandoned near electricity pylons

Paramilitarism is hideously grounded in base criminality

Suspicious device left beside north-south electricity connector

Family appeal to find ‘third Birmingham pub bomb’ – lost by the police!!

Liam Adams’ conviction ‘too little, too late’, says daughter he raped

As Liam Adams is convicted, focus turns to what SF leader knew

‘There was no tension or animosity’ between Liam and Gerry

Gerry Adams ‘knew of other abuse’ – Micheal Martin, leader of Fianna Fail

Other cases ‘dealt with internally’ by Sinn Fein

Republicans ‘like (RC) Church’ in dealing with abuse: Martin

Former Irish minister’s criticism of PSNI “harassing” innocent people in battle against republican terrorists could be misinterpreted by some who will support dissidents

‘Under threat’ DUP MLA speaks out

Liam Adams jailed for raping and abusing daughter

Former PSNI chief brands dissidents ‘wannabe Provos’ (More apt to call them ‘former provos’)

Terrorist immunity may be price to pay for truth about atrocities, says victims’ solicitor

Was Gerry Adams in IRA? It’s irrelevant, says McGuinness – (Further evidence of the meaningless nature of ‘TRUTH” to Sinn Fein!!)

David Cameron does not have the ‘guts’ to restrict migrants, Ukip says

David Cameron in pledge to restrict benefits for immigrants

At last, David Cameron reveals a crackdown on new EU migrants

Nationalists must support efforts to prevent a massacre

DUP does U-turn by voting for designated flag days at Down District Council

Ecumenical service for ‘pilgrim of peace’ Fr Alec Reid – (The man who revealed his true character by calling Gerry Adams a man “sent by God”)

Party conference: Teach creationism in science class – 40% of DUP – (Needless to say it will never happen – light and darkness cannot occupy the same space!)

Rapist Adams could serve 8 years

Supreme Court rules in favour of sodomites

Ecumenists and DUP representatives at RC priest Alec Reid’s requiem Mass

The return of police vehicle checkpoints to Belfast: PSNI responds to terrorist bombs with ‘very visible’ presence over Christmas

Nightmare of man who drove across Belfast with a huge bomb in the back seat of his car

Northern Ireland police chief warns of dissident attacks in runup to Christmas

Concern at surge in use of IRA proxy bomb tactic

MLAs almost united on ‘Fr’ Alec Reid and Victoria Square bomb

Paul Quinn’s mother tells Haass post-Good Friday Agreement victims must be remembered

Even the Germans agree! Cities beg Angela Merkel not to allow Bulgarian & Romanian influx

A priest on the podium as Robinson prepares DUP troops for election battle – (Surely this must challenge the loyalties of those who profess faith in Christ within the DUP)

Most Catholics opposed IRA violence, says priest at DUP Conference

No distinction between loyalist and republican violence, says Robinson

Analysis: Robinson takes plaudits but Sammy Wilson’s absence raises questions at DUP conference

Paramilitaries are loyal only to crime, Peter Robinson tells DUP (And yet he entered a coalition with the Sinn Fein/IRA)

Are they relics of St Peter? The Vatican says it doesn’t matter – (So says the system built on lies and which propagates deceit!)

“Father” Alec Reid: ‘Gerry Adams was a man sent by God’ – (That statement truthfully tells us more about the priest of Rome than do the lying eulogies of ecumenists and apostates)

Sinn Fein leader Adams was sent by God, said Fr Alec Reid

Car bomb partially explodes in Belfast city centre

Video: Dissident republicans blamed for partial car bomb explosion in Belfast city centre

‘I would forgo court to quiz IRA man who killed dad’

UKIP warns Haass talks will not benefit unionists

Victims are part of the present – and their voices must no longer be ignored

History written by gunmen who glory in their bloody deeds

Van driver told to take package to Strand Road police station

New TV3 documentary challenges Gerry Adams

Sinn Fein lining up Mary Lou McDonald to follow Gerry Adams as president

Man in 70s arrested in shooting probe

Doctor Who, the DUP and the Commons – (DUP MPs honour a programme which was atheistic, anti-God and evolutionary)

Gerry Adams apologised to IRA Disappeared victim Jean McConville’s family

McConville son speaks of ‘Adams apology’

Corruption rife in the Pakistani community, says Government’s chief legal adviser

Dominic Grieve, government’s chief legal adviser, ‘sorry’ for minority corruption remark

JFK assassination: President’s man came from Tyrone to Texas

Jean McConville’s son speaks of ‘Adams apology’

Mum’s weekly flight to Ireland to visit grave of son ‘Disappeared’ by IRA

Killer Sinn Fein adviser no longer working at Stormont

Amnesty wants probe into British army ‘death squad’

Col Bob Stewart and Nuala O’Loan call for ‘Army killings’ investigation

Army not above the law and can be probed, says Donaldson after Panorama revelations

Why doesn’t Panorama investigate the IRA’s secret hit squads?

Ian Paisley: Larkin has gone beyond his brief in Troubles ‘outburst’

ANALYSIS: In proposing an amnesty QC might have stopped it happening

Old Bailey bomber Marian Price guilty of providing phone used to claim the murders at Massereene Army Barracks

The Lord will judge Darkley gunmen – pastor

School wrote to parents telling them their eight-year-olds had to attend workshop on Islam – or be branded RACIST on their permanent record

Under fire housing minister Nelson McCausland accused of ‘wriggling’

McGlinchey pleads guilty to purchasing ‘Massereene’ phone

Time to make a change and rid education of Sinn Fein ministry

Parades Commission allows 10,000-strong loyalist flag protest to go ahead

Undercover soldiers ‘killed unarmed civilians in Belfast’ – (That is IRA men!)

Secret army unit killed unarmed nationalists, BBC Panorama claims – (That is IRA men!)

Bus driver ordered to take bomb to Derry police station

Bus driver in police bomb ordeal

Dissident republicans blamed for planting bomb on bus in Derry

Darkley 30 years after terrorist gun attack: Justice will be done, says pastor

Gay marriage in Scotland backed in principle by MSPs

Victims united in outrage at Larkin proposals

No way, Mr Larkin

Kenny and Cameron rally against end to Troubles prosecution

Politicians and police react to John Larkin’s Troubles proposals (Where did the eejit Larkin come from? – O yes, he was appointed by Robinson and McGuinness!!)

TUV leader: Murder has no sell-by date

Ulster amnesties just bring more bloodshed

John Larkin’s appalling comments follow the logic of the Belfast Agreement’s ‘unseemly and immoral sham’

Susan McKay: Call to halt Troubles inquiries is an insult to families of dead

NI attorney general John Larkin calls for end to Troubles prosecutions

Attorney General John Larkin: It’s time to call halt to all Troubles cases

Can we draw line under Troubles murders like Attorney General John Larkin suggests?

Criticism of Attorney General’s calls for end to Troubles prosecutions

Troubles prosecutions call slammed

Call to end Troubles prosecutions ‘wrong’

TUV denounces Attorney General’s amnesty call

Not everyone will like John Larkin’s radical call to halt Troubles cases… but it can’t be ignored

Old Bailey bomber Marian Price’s phone used to claim Massereene killings, court told

MLAs heap pressure on Gerry Adams over Disappeared

Assembly supports motion on Disappeared

Republicans ‘lying through their teeth’ about Disappeared, claims Poots

Nelson McCausland accused of disrespecting Assembly after refusing to answer allegations that he misled MLAs

Church Of England Backs Women Bishops Move

Northern Ireland assembly to debate fate of IRA victims

We know things that could undermine Northern Ireland peace process, say retired police officers

Ex RUC’s plea to Haass: ‘History must not be rewritten to equate police with criminals

Sinn Fein accused of ‘bad faith’ over publishing paper on its submissions to envoy Richard Haass

Sinn Fein Haass paper calls for truth commission (because TRUTH is a meaningless concept to Sinn Fein/IRA)

Tebbit: IRA Ceasefire was motivated by fear of imminent arrest (Far removed from the miraculous change of heart and mind it has been declared to be by the friends of power-sharing)

Jamie Bryson ‘delighted’ media ban has been lifted

Ulster Volunteer Force is no longer on ceasefire, police warn

Northern Ireland Assembly Speaker William Hay to stand down (Likely standing down in order to step up!!!!)

Claudy bombing: Police must probe claims after emergence of new evidence

Birmingham pub bombings: Paddy Hill hands over evidence to family

Assembly Speaker William Hay says three MLAs ‘used offensive remarks’ – (Read the report and see if you anything offensive or untrue was said by Mrs Allister MLA or Mr Elliott MLA??)

MLAs warned over debate standards

NI21 party could radically reshape politics but cannot be all things to all people

Sinn Fein event lauds prolific IRA killer

Boy, 15, shot in Northern Ireland

Co-op Bank ex-boss Paul Flowers, who is a methodist minister, ‘filmed buying drugs’

Former chairman of the Co-op bank, Reverend Paul Flowers, ‘uses crystal meth and crack cocaine’

Ex-soldier’s book claims Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness were on list to ‘shoot-on-sight’

Official IRA’s terror trip to North Korea

IRA bomb victim family want inquiry

Call for new Claudy probe after IRA bombers named

Calls for inquiry into British shoot-to-kill policy in Ulster

Exposed:_ The army black ops squad ordered to murder IRA’s top ‘players’

Same-sex marriage to be legalised in Scotland despite public opposition

Charges against union flag protester Jamie Bryson withdrawn

DUP ran 47 Maze visits: Party accused of ‘ill-conceived charm offensive’ on peace centre

Victims’ families sue over UVF Glenanne gang collusion claims

Irish Premier, Enda Kenny, rejects that government could have done more to halt IRA

EU funding for cross-border bridge withdrawn

Education Minister facing questions about why findings of survey on cross-border education were not discussed at an inter-governmental meeting

Victims of IRA Terrorism from GB, Republic and Northern Ireland to Feature at TUV Conference

Northern Ireland A&E departments treat children for effects of alcohol

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s, US mobster convicted of 11 murders, and his IRA links

Gerry Adams – Past and present

Nelson McCausland ordered me to alter contract talks memo: civil servant

Nelson McCausland has questions to answer

Northern Ireland’s parties and politicians are lining up for Euro election bloodbath

Flag group’s backing for renewed protests

Hunger striker defends Adams over Disappeared – refuses to say whether Adams was in the IRA

Smithwick Tribunal: Bob Buchanan’s son asks if tribunal was worth it

McGuinness wrong over IRA’s civilian victims – Letter

Executive Ducking and Diving to Save Sinn Fein Blushes on Ann’s Law

Labour made a ‘spectacular mistake’ on immigration, admits Jack Straw

Jack Straw: Labour made mistake letting Poles in early

Britain faces a liver disease ‘epidemic’ because of heavy drinking

Glenanne Gang: Collusion raised in Commons by Foyle MP Mark Durkan

Loyalist killings linked to Ulster Defence Regiment should be investigated ‘thoroughly’, says British minister

God bless. I love you. Watch yourself’… last words of wife to RUC officer John Proctor just before he was shot dead

RUC officer Buchanan did not have a lax attitude to security, says Smithwick probe son

Slain RUC man’s family: we felt used politically and hadn’t sought probe into collusion

Flag rioters jailed after suspended sentences judged ‘unduly lenient’

Northern Ireland Troubles victims ‘treated as political embarrassment’ (The Status Quo will not suffer Sinn Fein to be embarrassed in case Stormont topples!!!!)

Sinn Fein Belfast mayor: Attending Armistice Day commemoration hardest decision of my career (WHY ????)

Gerry Adams faces growing Republican criticism

Councillor quits Sinn Féin amid ‘serious fractures’

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson tells IRA memorial event SF wants a ‘branch in every parish’

Corrupt American firms give to party war chest

What will the future hold for increasingly split unionism?

Bombers who tried to murder former policeman have direct link to Provisional IRA says Hussey

New dissident group vows to wage a campaign of violence

Amnesty International is ‘perpetrator centric’

RUC man murdered 32 years ago after he visited wife and newborn son in hospital – man on trial

Taxpayer could be forced to hand thousands of pounds to foreign paedophile

Video: Soldier returns to scene of Ballygawley Bombing for Remembrance

Jean McConville ‘killer’ is named

Jean McConville’s daughter urges Gardai to probe claims

Should McConville murderers be tried as war criminals?

Sinn Féin’s problem is not so much with the past as with the truth

Gerry Adams: Poots ‘to be pitied not scorned’

US firms helping SF build war chest to fight 2014 elections

Haass process likely to see Dublin brought in to help resolve standoff, says McNarry

MoD ‘knew Belfast man Christopher Quinn was innocent’

Adams under pressure as McConville’s daughter says IRA murder should be treated as war crime

Will McConville controversy sink Adams?

Former policeman and 12-year-old daughter escapes bomb attempt

Vigilant ex-officer thwarted blast

Poots cleared over judicial attack

Christian preachers, buskers and peaceful protesters could be driven off the streets under draconian new powers designed to clamp on anyone deemed “annoying”

Exit from Stormont Executive on agenda for SDLP

SF members guilty of ‘moral cowardice’ on Disappeared

Gerry Adams playing well in the US, but not Ireland

Why disillusioned republicans breached IRA’s code of secrecy

7,500 apply for just 100 PSNI officer posts … and one in three is Catholic

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly cancels Maze Prison book event after outcry

Robinson: I have never talked to McGuinness about Enniskillen bomb

Assembly to debate Disappeared documentary

Victims reject McGuinness claims that IRA did not target civilians

Sinn Fein denies Anglo (bank) tapes a smokescreen for Adams

Outrageous Comments from McGuinness on IRA Terror

Martin McGuinness refuses to condemn IRA ‘human bomb’ attack in 1990 dubbed the ‘work of Satan’ by Catholic bishop

Pressure mounts on Gerry Adams over Disappeared

Gerry Adams has become a liability to Sinn Fein – it’s time for him to go

‘Sinn Fein supporters must now be questioning if Gerry Adams can continue as leader’

‘Disappeared’ spotlight back on SF leader

Gerry Kelly urged to cancel book signing near Massereene murder site

Sin, salvation – and Ian Paisley: the life of Trevor

Was priest’s role in The Disappeared a bystander to evil or a pawn in the IRA’s game? (No mention of the failure of the priest to inform the police of the crime he was witness to)

NI21’s Tina McKenzie: My politics are very different to my IRA terrorist dad’s

Deputy First Minister says civilians died where IRA made ‘ mistakes’ and were not deliberately targeted – (What a lie in the light of the La Mon bombing and the many others like it)

Ex-Provo: Republican movement damaged by Disappeared revelations (We repeat: How can the DUP, and especially those professing Christians within its ranks, continue in their coalition which such a gang of cold-hearted, ruthless killers??)

Brother of Disappeared teen demands McGuinness meeting after describing his offer to help as “unsatisfactory”

Irish Premier, Enda Kenny call to Gerry Adams on disappeared

Adams and the IRA criticised following documentary on the Disappeared

SF Dáil Éireann Deputy Pearse Doherty says party are fully behind Gerry Adams after ‘Disappeared’ documentary

Edwin Poots in ‘paedophile-protecting’ taunt at Gerry Adams

Gay blood donor ban: DUP Health Minister Edwin Poots erupts over row

Liam Adams ‘should get at least 15 years’ for raping daughter

Gerry Adams to speak at Sinn Fein’s New York fundraiser

Lisa Dorrian: Disappeared Jean McConville’s son urges unionist leaders to press loyalist paramilitaries over what happened to missing woman

Provisional IRA boss accuses Gerry Adams of murder of mother of 10: Tape recording only released after death of leader claims Sinn Fein president ordered 1972 killing – (How can the DUP, and especially those professing Christians within its ranks, continue in their coalition which such a gang of cold-hearted, ruthless killers??)

Stop or Leave the Chamber – Stormont’s Attitude to Attempt to Raise the Disappeared

Viewers react to Adams’ denials in Disappeared interview

‘BBC documentary on the Disappeared and Gerry Adams reminds us of Sinn Fein’s unfitness for government’

Martin McGuiness says Brady and Adams cases ‘not the same’

The Disappeared: IRA secret killings and burials ‘cruel and unjustified’ says Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness

Gerry Adams asked what he knew about the Disappeared

‘Disappeared’ spotlight back on Adams

Irish theologian tipped to be Catholic Church’s first female cardinal

Irish Premier, Enda Kenny, to give gay marriage vote green light

PUP man on policing board made sinister sectarian speech in disguise

UVF criminal gang will destroy us if not dealt with, says PUP man

PUP needs new leadership to have any chance of progress

‘Loyalists shot pensioner in the back’

Lord Falconer’s (buddy of Tony Blair) right-to-die bill a ‘blank cheque’ for suicide, says Baroness Butler-Sloss

‘How can a human do this to another human?’ Son of IRA victim Jean McConville says he still has nightmares about her violent abduction and murder 40 years on – (and how can the DUP, and especially those professing Christians within its ranks, continue in their coalition which such a gang of cold-hearted, ruthless killers??)

Don’t equate killers with innocent victims, warns Orange Order leader

Bonfire Night (5th November) should be banned because its ‘anti-Catholic’, say campaigners

Police ‘Cover-up’ over VIPs who abuse children in care

The IRA’s ‘disappeared’ return to haunt Adams

Gerry Adams suffers “grotesque amnesia” over alleged role in the Disappeared

Time for Gerry Adams to say goodbye

Gerry Adams pressed in Disappeared documentary over alleged role in Jean McConville death

Gerry Adams ordered Jean McConville killing, says ex-IRA commander on tape

Jean McConville’s daughter recalls mother’s abduction by IRA

Jean McConville’s son: IRA tried to silence me days after they killed my mother (Yet Adams, McGuinness, Kelly etc glory in the deeds of these murderous thugs)

Priest prayed with ‘Disappeared’ man hours before he was ‘executed’ by IRA – (But he never informed the police of the murder!! How can so many Irish people trust the Church of Rome??)

Ban court witnesses from giving evidence in veil, says Ken Clarke, former justice secretary

Irish police: Components for a massive dissident bomb in Co Monaghan

Smuggler with links to IRA now ‘number one’ Garda’s Criminal Assets Bureau target

Irish Priest faces sex abuse inquiry

Counter-terrorism police hunt missing suspect

Doherty and McDonald out front as SF seeks Adams successor

Family’s frustration as Prison Officer, David Black’s killers still at large one year on

Catholic Church might reinvent itself as Fianna Fáil has done, says priest (What a scam popery is!!)

Haass’s Dublin mission under fire from unionists (Though DUP & UUP leaders happy enough it seems)

Why is Dublin Involved in Haass Talks?

IRA victims accuse Haass of refusing to meet them

‘Hundreds of women may have aborted perfectly healthy babies’ after NHS staff at a major teaching hospital routinely failed to make vital checks

Loyalists ‘left behind’ in peace process led to flag protests – Jonathan Powell

Escalating series of bomb attacks, hoaxes and disruptions that underscore rising tensions

Police hold sixth man over ‘dissident plot to kill loyalist Johnny Adair’

Private memorial service at Maghaberry one year on from David Black murder

Blair felt inquiry into Enniskillen bomb would have slowed peace process (It always has been a case of “peace” at the cost of justice and truth)

Fuel laundering plant in South Armagh raided and 73,000 litres seized (Again, no report of any arrests!!)

Majority of Orangemen say Stormont is failing

Gay marriage issue as contentious as ever among Ulster public

Belgium considering whether to allow sick CHILDREN to end their own lives through euthanasia if their parents approve

Amnesties could play a positive role in North’s reconciliation process

Letter bomb: Reminder of threat that the dissidents still pose

How on earth did letter bomb addressed to Theresa Villiers get all the way to Stormont?

Greysteel: Killer’s apology too little, too late, says MLA

Greysteel: A night no one wants to talk about

Stormont gay marriage debate position ‘unacceptable’

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly: Dissidents think I’m the worst quisling, and I’m a hate figure for unionists… but I don’t regret my life

Christian values must not sway courts, says top judge

Rare Italian ‘San Gennaro’ collection of gems said to be worth more than England’s crown jewels

IRA Old Bailey bomber turned Sinn Fein politician accused of cashing in on ‘shooting guard’ with book on Maze prison break


October 2013


An atheist’s empty boasting

“Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth,” Proverbs 27:1, KJV.

An Irish biopsychologist, Dr Nigel Barber, believes that religion will be all but replaced by 2041! Dr Nigel Barber’s new book, published earlier this year, “Why atheism will replace religion” says the market for formal religions is being reduced by modern substitutes such as sport and entertainment, especially in more developed countries. Barber pointed out that atheists are more concentrated in richer countries and religion will decrease as personal wealth increases. Of religious groups Barber said, “Noisy as they can be, such groups are tiny minorities of the global population and they will become even more marginalised as global prosperity increases and standards of living improve.” Read more

Dr Joel Beeke Recommends a Book on Contemplative Prayer!!

It is difficult to believe that any professing Christian could ever be deceived into thinking that ‘Soul Recreation’, written by Tom Schwanda deserved their glowing commendation. And yet this is exactly what Dr Joel Beeke has done by posting the following recommendation on his Reformation Heritage Books website! (Link to RHB website)

“While mystical ideas must always be sifted with biblical discernment, it is undeniable that the Reformed and Puritan tradition contains a richly experiential emphasis on delighting in God through Christ. Tom Schwanda has done us a great service in probing that tradition in this study of Isaac Ambrose in his historical context. He offers a nuanced explanation of Ambrose’s view of being ravished with Christ, the Bridegroom of the church. He . . . encourages evangelicals to return to our Reformed roots in order to grow in authentic spirituality.” —Joel R. Beeke-President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids

What Dr Beeke has omitted to say is that Schwanda’s book not only considers and draws on the teachings of Ambrose, Calvin and commendable others, but he also promotes and encourages evangelicals to imitate the practices of The Desert Fathers, Ignatius of Loyola, (yes, founder of the Jesuit Order!!!) Richard Foster, Thomas Merton, and other apostates, whose mystical teachings are based on New Age/occult philosophies.

Why are men so trusting of this man despite the accumulating evidence of his compromise and disobedience to God’s Word? Read more here

Beeke in bad company – and taking good men with him!!

In September past, Joel Beeke was advertised as preaching at Bell Creek Community Church in Livonia, Michigan, USA.

The church website contains quite a bit of information about itself. For instance, under one link it tells us “What happens during the church service?” “Each week is different, but some common elements include the following: Uplifting worship by a great band.” Read more

The candle burns low

There were two news items which made the headlines in the United Kingdom recently and which are indicators of the spiritual and moral downward spiral of the nation.

God, in His mercy, through the labours of men such as William Tyndale, the translator of the first English Bible, caused the light of His holy Word to shine brightly in our nation, more brightly than in many other nations. It was William Tyndale who said to a blaspheming, ignorant popish priest: “If God spare my life ere many years, I will cause the boy that drives the plough to know more of the scriptures than you!” Read more

Roman Catholic participation in Refo500 – a fruit of its ecumenical approach

Refo500 was an ecumenical organisation from its commencement as this blog article, which includes a speech by a Roman Catholic Bishop, from a Refo500 press conference in the Netherlands in February 2010 proves conclusively. The ecumenism of the organisation did not merely develop over time, but was foundational in the approach of Refo500 to the Reformation.

It is difficult to accept that anyone could be directly involved in such an organisation and be fully engaged as a partner at the North American launch, as was Dr Joel Beeke, and not be aware of its ecumenical nature!

Latest news stories

Amnesties could play a positive role in North’s reconciliation process

Letter bomb: Reminder of threat that the dissidents still pose

How on earth did letter bomb addressed to Theresa Villiers get all the way to Stormont?

Greysteel: Killer’s apology too little, too late, says MLA

Greysteel: A night no one wants to talk about

Stormont gay marriage debate position ‘unacceptable’

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly: Dissidents think I’m the worst quisling, and I’m a hate figure for unionists… but I don’t regret my life

Christian values must not sway courts, says top judge

Rare Italian ‘San Gennaro’ collection of gems said to be worth more than England’s crown jewels

IRA Old Bailey bomber turned Sinn Fein politician accused of cashing in on ‘shooting guard’ with book on Maze prison break


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Provo Letter Bombs Were Wrong Too

Letter bomb targets Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers

McGuinness condemns ‘bitter and twisted minds’ of dissidents after letter bomb was sent to Secretary of State Theresa Villiers

Robinson: Those behind letter bomb to Theresa Villiers ‘won’t further objective by vile deeds’ (Unlike his friends in Sinn Fein!!)

Gerry Kelly speaks: ‘I looked at him and said: “Don’t move or I’ll shoot.” That’s all I’ll say…’ (Kelly’s comments on shooting of prison officer during ’83 jail break)

Nationalist rewriting of history must be urgently challenged

Five held in Scotland on terrorism charges ‘sympathetic to dissident republicanism’

Four men and one woman charged in Scotland with terror-related offences

Letter bomb found in Derry security alert

Willie Frazer is issued ‘most serious threat’ yet

‘Locked-in mentality’ of Church of Ireland members criticised

Outrage after troops bring shame on Scots regiment in Afghanistan by making Nazi salutes in picture

TUV Challenges PSNI on Recruitment Process

Northern Ireland must have an opposition to hold the powers to account’

Sinn Fein councillors express reservations at Sinn Feiner, John O’Dowd’s school funding reform

Halloween: An ungodly thing to celebrate

Ex-BBC driver for Jimmy Saville, David Smith, found dead

Gerry Kelly’s jail break interview on BBC Radio Ulster ‘an insult’

Shankill bomb: ‘I’d have killed bomber I rescued if I had realised just who he was’

‘SF and IRA talk about truth but lied to Saville and Smithwick’

Protests at divided Ballynahinch church escalate

Security alerts disrupt residents and rail services

C of E Synod to consider women bishops ‘ombudsman’

Reception held as City Hall lights up red for launch of Poppy Appeal

Dissidents blamed for PSNI letter bombs

Ryan brother faces death threats after release from prison

I blame Shankill bombers for the loyalist revenge killing of Martin

Shankill bomb: Massacre lit the blue touchpaper on a week of deadly reprisals

Shankill bombing was criminality no cause could justify

Book claims ‘indisputable evidence of security forces collusion’

Northern Ireland’s police ‘colluded with loyalists to cover up Catholic murders’

Book lifts lid on over 120 killings by loyalist gangs

Historical Enquiries Team exposes Northern Ireland collusion

Terrorism should not be publicly honoured – MP

Shankill bomb: Murderous week when Ulster was teetering on brink

Getting to truth of sectarian slaughter

IRA was sending Government mixed signals before 1994 ceasefire – but Shankill bombing was the point of no return

‘After appearance at GAA event can the DUP now walk Robinson’s talk?’

Police in Scotland arrest dissident republicans under Terrorism Act in series of raids

RUC boycott threat over bomb report

Paisley: I don’t want to smash Sinn Fein now

In pictures: Shankill remembers bomb victims 20 years on

Shankill bombing: Hundreds turn out for moving vigil to mark 20th anniversary of atrocity

Hundreds attend Shankill bombing church service

Shankill bomb clergyman says NI Troubles victims used for political gain

PSNI probe ‘unnotified’ Begley memorial parade

Analysis: Paedophile revelations wound Gerry Adams as never before

Joe Brolly’s ‘pride’ in INLA hunger striker Kevin Lynch will make it hard for unionists to work with him

Northern Ireland happiest place in UK says National Statistics Office

National Statistics Office: The people of County Fermanagh are the happiest in the United Kingdom

Loyalist flag anniversary march plans resubmitted

Joe Brolly’s offensive outburst only highlights huge gulf that remains in North

Dissident attack on security forces before Christmas highly likely: David Ford

Use Maze centre cash to care for Troubles victims’: Nesbitt

Troubles victims back calls for trauma centre as an alternative to Maze

Gerry Adams: ‘I failed my niece over sex abuse’

The unravelling of Gerry Adams

Bloody Sunday warning

This is no time to prosecute the perpetrators of ‘Bloody Sunday’

Husband of Shankill bomb victim dismisses bomber’s apology

Thomas Begley commemoration rakes over coals as burning hurt reignites once more

Claudy bombing: ‘Police suspension of investigation beggars belief given wealth of evidence uncovered’

Kelly describes Maze escape shooting

‘Catholic’ confession is good for the soul – says Archbishop of Canterbury

Police begin Bloody Sunday investigation

Anger as Bloody Sunday soldiers could face criminal prosecution

Prosecution of soldiers for Bloody Sunday could be ‘disastrous’ – MP

Wrong to prosecute Bloody Sunday soldiers

John Kelly: Murdering Bloody Sunday soldiers should be in prison already

Parades: Loyalist flag protesters plan to bring Belfast to a standstill again

Gun murder suspect Kieran McLaughlin at centre of week-long manhunt hits out at media as he denies guilt

Loyalists protest over commemorative plaque to IRA bomber Thomas Begley

Shankill bomber Thomas Begley commemorated amid loyalist protest

Victims’ stage peaceful protest against Shankill bomber rally

Shankill bomb 20 years on: I get angry when outsiders say ‘forgive and forget’ – they did not see what I saw

Sinn Fein deny Gerry Adams allegedly ‘led inquiry into allegations of sex abuse by IRA and Sinn Fein members’

Not so fast, Adams

IRA victims’ relatives clash at Gerry Adams speech in England

Chief prosecutor urged to clarify advice to Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams on abuse probe

Outrage at Brolly’s ‘pride’ over club named after INLA man

Joe Brolly Comments Expose Outreach to GAA is a One Way Process

What has Changed in the GAA in Four Months?

Robinson challenges unionists to shed ‘siege mentality’ to overcome problems

Peter Robinson: Shared and united society way forward for NI (Shades of Terence O’Neill – Dup where Unionist Party was in 1960s)

Church of Ireland row over sectarianism comments by Dublin archbishop

‘Institutionalised’ abuse led to death of 19 pensioners at care home

DUP leader Peter Robinson praises GAA for role it has played in helping build peace in Northern Ireland

Thaw slowly setting in between GAA and unionism after years of mutual suspicion

DPP in North under pressure over Adams investigation

Order invites Haass to Drumcree and Twaddell protest sites

Orange to ‘upscale’ protests at Twaddell

Sinn Fein denies secret abuse unit claim

Dail flare up between Adams and Ceann Comhairle (or Speaker of the Irish Parliament)

It’s a bit late in the day for Adams to whinge about media treatment

DUP’s Ruth Patterson back in court over Facebook charge

Facebook case: Ruth Patterson not barred from loyalist protests

Shops move to ban police officers in wake of loyalist protests

Willie Frazer to protest at IRA bomber commemoration

The brother of Claudy bombing victim: I’ll keep fighting until I get justice

Well done Claudy victims

IRA man Paul Norney jailed for drunken attack on wife

Jail for IRA man turned wife beater

You can’t force Irish language down the throats of those who don’t want to learn

First ministers could dig deep for a deal to resurrect Maze peace centre

Peter Robinson to speak at GAA club

PUP claims police brutality against Protestants

Willie Frazer insulted outside Sinn Fein office

Garda killers let out of jail early is disgrace to us all

Suspension of Claudy bombing investigation is “latest betrayal families have faced”

Claudy families ‘heartened’ by support for civil court action

No ‘grey area’ on criminal prosecution over abortion advice, says Barra McGrory

Claudy relative: I’ll keep fighting until I get justice

Gerry Adams: ‘I knew Liam was working with young people’

Unionist claims Republican group ‘dealt with’ abuse victims

Sinn Fein denies secret abuse unit claim

Condemnation as Gerry Kelly set to launch book reliving Maze jail break

DUP’s Ruth Patterson back in court over Facebook charge

Both Adams and Sinn Fein are now in serious trouble

Adams must face same fate as bishops for abuse failures

Adams unlikely to face trial for not reporting sex abuse, say experts

‘Frustration and anger’ as Claudy bomb probe halted – (The reason is Rome’s involvement in bombing and cover-up)

Families shocked as Claudy probe ends

Claudy bomb: Families to continue fight for justice

Gay marriage support at PUP (the UVF party) conference

Public are tired of broken promises

Video: Furious DUP MLA calls on cops to investigate his own dad for dealing fake cigarettes

Boy, 10, held over pensioner death

Pressure grows on Edwin Poots for swift review of abortion law in Northern Ireland

Dissidents blamed for double murders linked to criminal disputes

Killings demonstrate to wider world that dissident threat hasn’t gone

Belfast conference: Political institutions ‘rock solid’ says Martin McGuinness

Liam Adams stayed in youth role after telling Gerry of abuse

Adams is badly wounded and his enemies can smell blood

Gerry Adams’ credibility is now beyond repair

Bomber Thomas Begley’s brother says family are ‘very sorry for what happened’

Letter – Sinn Fein only want shared future on their terms

I would like to meet gunmen who attacked church, says Darkley victim

Gerry Adams not concerned over abuse review (Why should he be? The government is afraid of upsetting the “Peace Process” to to take up any issue which might annoy SF!)

Is Gerry Adams above the law – that is the question of the moment

Stormont Speaker Rejects Matter of the Day on Shankill Bomber Commemoration

Supreme Court hears guesthouse case

Revealed: Scandal of the Southern medical card fraudsters who cross border to access free NI healthcare

Orange Order’s threat of civil disobedience is wrong, says man who advised Nigel Dodds

Irish terrorists are ‘ragged remnants of bygone age’, spy chief says

Gerry Adams acknowledges head of Public Prosecution Service, Barra McGrory, was his legal adviser when interviewed about abuse allegations against his brother

Police ombudsman gets Gerry Adams complaint

North’s health minister accuses Adams of ‘letting down’ niece

Party remains loyal but Adams’ reputation is irreparably damaged

Kathryn Stone’s refusal to label IRA and UVF as terrorists is sickening

Republicans insult families with deeply offensive actions

Shankill bomb victim’s mother pleads for no IRA commemoration

Sinn Fein defends decision to commemorate Shankill bomber

Tell the truth, Gerry Adams, it will set you free… and the rest of us

Culture Minister Caral Ni Chuilin accused of alienating unionists

How are you advancing our interests, victims ask Kathryn Stone

Shankill IRA bomber memorial plans spark row

Shankill bomber Thomas Begley event ‘will distress families’

UUP councillor’s family grave defaced with republican stickers

Poll delivers a massive vote of no confidence in Stormont politicians

Health Minister Poots meets police chief over Liam Adams case

Gerry Adams faces investigation for failing to report sexual abuse by brother

North’s AG to review decision not to take case against Gerry Adams

DUP want external police probe as Gerry Adams prosecution decision is reviewed

Scouts announce alternative promise for atheists

Director of Public Prosecutions to review decision not to prosecute Gerry Adams

Decision not to prosecute Gerry Adams over brother’s abuse to be reviewed

Adams prosecution decision reviewed

Gerry Adams tried to prevent the public finding out about his paedophile brother Liam

Why Gerry Adams must resign – former hunger striker calls on Sinn Fein president to quit trust over handling of Aine abuse case


September 2013

Roman Catholic participation in Refo500 – a fruit of its ecumenical approach

Refo500 was an ecumenical organisation from its commencement as this blog article, which includes a speech by a Roman Catholic Bishop, from a Refo500 press conference in the Netherlands in February 2010 proves conclusively. The ecumenism of the organisation did not merely develop over time, but was foundational in the approach of Refo500 to the Reformation.

It is difficult to accept that anyone could be directly involved in such an organisation and be fully engaged as a partner at the North American launch, as was Dr Joel Beeke, and not be aware of its ecumenical nature!

No lie is of the truth

Despite the plainest of documented evidence, there are those amongst Fundamentalists who refuse to see that Dr Joel Beeke has established and maintained links with those whose teaching and practices are contrary to the Word of God.

Abuse has been directed at Ralph Ovadal of Pilgrim Covenant Church and me for daring to raise on radio programmes and articles on both our internet sites, the issue of Dr Beeke’s associations. The latest abuse is contained in a letter written by a brother in Christ to a Christian lady who contacted this minister, asking about the assertions that brother Ovadal and I had made regarding Dr Beeke. The minister’s response was to state that our allegations regarding Dr Beeke were false and specifically that Ralph Ovadal was telling lies. That is a serious matter indeed and must be answered. There are times when a believer is required to “suffer in silence” and bear reproach but there are times when to remain silent is to appear to give credence to false accusations. In Matthew 26:61-64, you have the Saviour remaining silent as false accusations were thrown at Him, but answering when He was asked the question by the high priest: “I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God,” verse 63. For Christ to have remained silent would have appeared that He was denying His divinity and so He answered. “Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven,” verse 64.

Likewise, it was necessary to refute publicly the false allegations and respond to this unjustified and unsubstantiated attack upon the integrity of two ministers of the gospel contained in this minister’s letter.

Please read carefully all the information set forth in Ralph Ovadal’s reply and investigate the evidence set forth in the programmes and articles, the links to which are included in this article.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev Ivan Foster (Retired)

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The danger of tolerating sin in the Church.

An article based upon sermons preached by Rev Ivan Foster in September 1995. (Listen using the players below)

“Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?” 1 Corinthians 5:6.

Man by nature is insensitive to sin but the Lord is not! Man will see little cause for concern about that which deeply grieves and angers the Lord. Those who seek to share the Lord’s view of sin will often be seen as those who make “mountains out of molehills”. Their concerns are deemed an unnecessary disturbance of the peace of the Church.

This sad truth is illustrated by the incident recorded in 1 Corinthians 5. Paul did not share the deplorable view to which we have referred. He was determined to disturb the sinful tranquillity of the Church at Corinth. Read more


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Continuing apathy with Stormont, despite progress made by politicians

Prosecutors advised no investigation of Sinn Fein chief over claims he withheld information about his brother’s sex abuse from detectives

Victims’ Commissioner defends role

Victims’ dismay at commissioner’s IRA comments

Shatter takes sideswipe at Sinn Fein leader following Gerry Adams’ failure to immediately report his knowledge of sex abuse allegation against his brother

Gerry Adams evidence at brother’s trial ‘examined by police’

Liam Adams claimed 15 years ago: ‘I know names of people in child sex ring’

Gerry Adams ‘wanted to conceal sex abuse allegation’

Police to investigate ‘UVF gangsterism‘ (Hopefully they will get round to the gangsters of the IRA)

SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell challenged on IRA playpark name

Tory pledge to scrap Human Rights Act

EU body withdraws Maze Prison peace centre money

Maze peace centre offer withdrawn

Nationalist councillors on Magherafelt Council snubs UDR greenfinches

Backlash grows over Victims’ Commissioner comments

Folk musician Francis McPeake to face sex abuse trial

Senior republican warns that Sinn Fein-DUP tensions could lead to collapse of Northern Assembly

Conservative Party conference: Theresa Villiers raises alarm about ‘lethal’ Republican violence

Alliance anger at Ulster Unionist query over policing bill for protecting MP’s office

Gerry Adams defends nine-year failure to contact the police over sexual abuse of niece

Liam Adams: Tears of vindication as ‘guilty’ rang out

Liam Adams revelations sent shockwaves through Sinn Fein

Gerry Adams speaks of brother’s abuse of his niece, Áine Adams

Liam Adams: The quest for justice that took 36 years

How Liam Adams’ daughter Aine challenged the most powerful republican family on the island

Gerry’s moral high ground is crumbling beneath him

Sectarian concerns over Protestant church attacks

Victims chief who won’t say if IRA and UVF were terrorists

Victims Commissioner Unfit for Office

Liam Adams, brother of Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams, convicted of raping and abusing daughter

Adams found guilty of abusing daughter

Liam Adams – brother of Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams – found guilty of raping his daughter

The shadow that abuse cast over the family of Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams’ brother, Liam, found guilty of raping his daughter (Adams’ father also guilty of abuse)

Adams’s silence on his brother’s abuse strips him of all credibility

Editor’s Viewpoint: Gerry Adams must go over abuse failings

SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell regrets Raymond McCreesh Newry park distress

McGuinness slammed over ‘insult’ to IRA victims

‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing’: Don’t be fooled – Iran still wants nuclear bomb, says Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

US begins shutdown amid budget row – (Maybe Richard Haass is more needed at home since the USA’s problems are greater far than Ulster’s !!!)

Congress misses deadline, sending government into partial shutdown

Chief Constable Matt Baggott hits out at failure of politicians to back his officers

No Maze development ‘without peace centre’ says McGuinness

Unionists welcome Orange offer to Ardoyne residents

Big partnership experiment at Stormont faces acrimonious split

Violence poses ‘real challenge’ to institutions, warns Martin McGuinness

Columba McVeigh relatives appeal for help to find IRA victim’s body after latest search failure

Anguished family of murdered Columba McVeigh release his last letter

Ulster Unionist leader Tom Elliott says Republic of Ireland’s decision to use map of island on new Irish passport is a ‘stupid decision’

Samuel Morrison: Republicans would have us believe we didn’t have terrorism but rather endured a conflict

Jim Allister: Maverick voice on winning run

Ellis Island Medal Of Honor awarded to leaders of Northern Ireland

Strenuous objections to appointment of first woman bishop by Church of Ireland group

Thousands take part in Belfast UVF commemoration parade

Martin McGuinness: ‘I think there are people aggravated by me and Sinn Fein being in power’

‘We feel let down by our politicians’ – local IRA victims speak out

Orange Order offer of talks with nationalists if given green light for north Belfast parade gets frosty reception

Catholics land sale row: farmer left £536K in will

DUP-Sinn Fein spats hit Executive business

SLIDESHOW: Willie Frazer arrives at court dressed as radical cleric Abu Hamza

Terror victims slam Maze project architect over views on ‘shrine’ fears

‘UVF shot woman as scapegoat for deaths caused by their own drugs’

Stormont DUP MLA Robin Newton’s family earn £800,000 of public cash – Stormont urged to tighten rules

Sinn Fein special adviser paid thousands

The Catholic church is losing control of Ireland’s schools

Tory vice-chairman Alan Lewis arrested over historical rape allegation

Maze prison peace centre will go ahead says architect Daniel Libeskind

Barnardo’s say NI sexual abuse cases are ‘just tip of the iceberg’

Red Notice for White Widow: Interpol issues global arrest warrant for Samantha Lewthwaite – the world’s most wanted woman who was born in Banbridge

Fermanagh land row: Allister releases letter from solicitor

ANALYSIS: Allister-Robinson row shows questions count

Divided unionism helps advance a republican agenda

Protestants need not apply says McQuillan

Loyalist paramilitaries blamed for ‘barbaric’ shooting of young Belfast woman

Silence over use of northern scenes on new Irish passports

I was warned never to talk about Gerry Adams, says brother accused of raping daughter

Eire PM: €200,000 found in McFeely’s former home ‘smacks of Celtic Tiger years’

Bryson facing two trials over flag protests

‘No crisis at Stormont’ – Robinson

Liam Adams told his daughter he had abused her sister, court hears

Another €60,000 (total of €200,000) found in IRA hunger striker Tom McFeely’s bathroom

Drug mule guilty pleas rejected

Impartial Reporter Editorial – Is it not all right to sell land to the ‘other side’ – (‘You would have thought delving into a wife’s business was something Peter Robinson would think twice about.’)

Republicans mark the 25th anniversary of the deaths of three IRA men shot as they sought to ambush a part-time UDR man delivering coal

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly says power sharing in crisis

Powersharing in crisis, claims Sinn Fein

Land sale to Catholics row sparks Stormont crackdown

Shadow Secretary of State Coaker: Republicans must accept that Northern Ireland is British

Probe to see if Banbridge-born ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite took part in Kenya attack

Peru drug accused pair guilty

Peter Robinson in row over sale of land to Catholics

Apology sought by ‘land row’ family

Speaker’s Ruling Shows Stormont Operates Below Established Standards

Pressure on Robinson over farm spat with Allister (The sight of smirking DUP MLAs, some professing Christians, as the lie is told by their leader is indicative of the spirit of the party that sold out to the lie in 2007)

Bringing politics into the property market

Kelly’s Castlederg speech to be probed

Gerry Adams’ brother denies abuse claims confrontation

One in thirty deaths in Holland are from euthanasia with most choosing to end their lives due to cancer

Samantha Lewthwaite_ The shame of White Widow’s father who fought terrorism as British soldier in Northern Ireland

18,000 loyalists expected for ‘Ulster Day’ march to commemorate UVF formation

Loyalist protests: PSNI will not buckle, whatever the cost – (Buckling only takes place is the face of Republican demands!!!)

Peter Robinson and Jim Allister row over land remarks

Exchange in Assembly – Allister Responds

Gardai ready to swoop on dissidents after arms find

‘I was right about IRA horse burgers’ – Frazer

IRA bomber had mobile phone in maximum security jail

Super-council proposals ‘are a slap in the face for unionists’

2,400 homes occupied illegally in Northern Ireland

Probe into cash found in mansion of former IRA hunger striker – €140,000 hidden under bath !

Probe under way after €140,000 is found hidden under bath in mansion seized from bankrupted former Provo

Poll: Alliance on the rise as unionists lose ground in voting intentions survey

Al Qaeda rocket blows lid on IRA cigarette cargo

PSNI’s bid for Catholic recruits is divisive and ill-judged: Campbell

Campbell is right to raise concerns about PSNI recruitment

Protestant women under-represented in PSNI – Ian McCrea

Belfast SF mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir under poppy day pressure

More than 3,000 protesters join loyalist parade in Belfast

RC Bishop’s appeal over ‘Disappeared’ murdered by the IRA

Adamant Orange Order rules out DUP/Sinn Fein parades plan

Orange Order accuses Parades Commission of provocation on eve of Haass talks

Anglicans appoint first female bishop in UK and Ireland

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

Audio Report: Gregory Campbell calls on McGuinness to inform on ex-comrades after Warrington speech

Maze tripped us up says McGuinness

Castlederg parade a defining moment in difficult summer

County Meath ceremony remembers the “Disappeared” – IRA murder victims secretly buried

Rosslea reinstates Bobby Sands plaque

Council erection of Bobby Sands memorial slammed by unionist

Elliott questions Council decision to reinstate Bobby Sands plaque in new wall

Sodomite marriage: Northern Irish opinion poll shows wide generation gap – (The fruit of years of anti-Biblical preaching in ecumenical churches)

Unionist delight and nationalist silence at Queen rating

N I public satisfied with PSNI – but not Chief Constable Matt Baggott

Christian B&B owners who refused to let sodomite couple share a room are forced to sell-up

Filth in the holy water. So what? (The height of superstitious absurdity)

First woman bishop is appointed in Church of Ireland

Birmingham pub bombing families’ fury as Martin McGuinness speaks at peace conference

Boys’ deaths ‘absolutely shameful’, says McGuinness – (Glory in bombings in Ulster, pretended mourning in England – an example of Sinn Fein hypocrisy)

IRA victim: McGuinness at peace event is like Hindley at childminding conference

Listen: Tom Elliott tells Haas IRA bombers must be treated the same as New York bombers

Trial of Liam Adams (brother of Gerry Adams) – daughter retracted initial evidence against father, court told

Health Minister Edwin Poots feels heat as Sinn Fein calls for inquiry on Northern Ireland care home failings

NHS patients have right to demand their doctor or nurse does not wear a veil, says Jeremy Hunt

24-hour drink law disaster: Police chiefs brand round-the-clock pubs a terrible mistake as they call for ‘drunk tanks’ to cope with late-night mayhem

Richard Haass faces Northern political process going into reverse

Haass jets in as UUP issues IRA challenge

Martin McGuinness: Ex-IRA commander gives Warrington peace lecture

McGuinness peace talk in Warrington an ‘audacious event’ says IRA victim’s father

IRA victim slams Sinn Fein appeal to Lib Dems on ‘miscarriages of justice’

Poll: Just 3.8% want a united Ireland now

Paramilitaries ‘a fact of life’ in Belfast, says Orange leader

Rural Orange support for Ardoyne protest ‘is strong’

Frazer: Abu Hamza court costume ‘not a gimmick’

McKinney: I would support bid to remove IRA hunger striker name from park

Sinn Féin TD criticises Tánaiste’s speech to British-Irish Association

Four year-old boy found ‘mummified’ in cot after starving to death, court hears

MP Nigel Evans – former deputy speaker – appears in court over sex offence allegations

The Queen gets a surprise endorsement by Northern Ireland’s Catholics – and is more popular than Martin McGuinness

Women are legally free to terminate pregnancies if they are unhappy with the sex of their baby

Jim Allister Backs Justice 4 the 21 Protest Against McGuinness Warrington Visit

Splits in unionism as Haass flies in for crucial talks

Video: Children trafficked around Northern Ireland in taxis, say police

Dreary steeples of Winston Churchill still casting a shadow

Two tribes still want a different kind of Ulster

PSNI wants to recruit 500 including more Catholics, young people and poorer people

Belfast Telegraph Poll 2013: Two communities at loggerheads? It’s no longer that simple

Northern Irish people to Orange Order: you can’t walk where you want

SDLP’s Fearghal McKinney under fire over play park comments

Roman Catholic church fire-bombed in north Belfast

DUP-SF talks deal on parades can’t be starting point for talks: Order

Haass talks: (Ecumenical) NI church leaders endorse Hope and History campaign

Politicians seeking an extra year on the hill

He’s already trying to solve parades and flags… now Richard Haass wants to sort out segregated education and housing

Willie Frazer relieved at progress over flag protest charges

New SDLP MLA Fearghal McKinney defends park vote – (Gone is the ‘bonhomie’ of his UTV days!!)

McGuinness’ views on Omagh cut little ice with IRA victims

Could Dublin have done more to defeat IRA campaign?

South did nothing and let the IRA get away with murder

Poots takes fight against gay adoption to Supreme Court

Bomb hoaxers ‘signalling to Haass’

Haass must tread political minefield

Loyalists vow to maintain protest at north Belfast flashpoint until Christmas and beyond

Police fear loyalist parade

Fearghal McKinney chosen as MLA to replace SDLP’s Conall McDevitt

New Omagh bombing inquiry ruled out by government

Governments have let us down, say Omagh families as they admit defeat

Omagh bomb: Peter Robinson & Martin McGuinness criticises inquiry decision

PSNI discover haul of ammunition near Forkhill in Co Armagh

Dublin silent on historian’s call for probe into IRA links

Female bishops voted in by Church in Wales – C of E now under pressusre to follow

Policewoman who tripped up on duty drops claim for damages against petrol station owner

Unionists ask questions about Sinn Fein knowledge of Omagh bombers

Not so pure after all: Most holy water ‘is contaminated with faecal matter’ and could be harmful to health

Pope’s right hand man says priests may be allowed to marry and celibacy is ‘tradition, rather than law’

Analysis: Robinson’s vow to go on will unsettle internal adversaries

Labour councillor quits Labour for Sinn Fein

FAIR director claims flag protest comments were behind VAT fraud arrest

MLAs debate Real IRA compensation

Amnesty calls for new way to deal with past after Troubles victims ‘failed’

Amnesty says victims of Troubles ‘disgracefully let down’

Alcohol brands ‘pervade’ football broadcasts – (Something for Christians to think about!!)

Professor Richard Dawkins: we are winning the war against religion – (Not in the end, Professor, Psalm 2:1-6; Isaiah 5:14-16; 2 Thess 1:7-9)l

Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven – (What a fool! “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God,” John 3:18.

MI5 and Special Branch ‘covered up Lib Dem MP Cyril Smith’s abuse of boys’: Police dossier handed to prosecutors in 1970 ‘went missing for four decades’

DUP whistleblower is still waiting for apology from DUP adviser, Stephen Brimstone

Alex Kane – The windbag shoots back at First Minister Peter Robinson

Fianna Fail leader, Micheal Martin: Chris Andrews ‘no loss’ to Fianna Fail

British government trying to distance itself from North’s past – MP

Conservative MP Nigel Evans quits as deputy speaker amid sex charges

DUP Assembly motion, seeking cancellation of compensation payment to the family of Kieran Doherty, a member of the Real IRA and murdered by it, is called ‘appalling’ by SDLP

Compensation rethink urged – (Are the floodgates of compensation to terrorists about to be opened???)

Fine Gael Protestant councillors fear for future of their schools in Irish Republic

Historian, Lord Bew: Dublin should ‘open everything’ for IRA collusion enquiry

Peter Robinson: I’ll be DUP leader until at least 2016 – (Now where have we heard a boast like that before!!!)

Fuel launderers being tipped off, claim MPs

Army tackles Belfast pipe bomb

Deputy Speaker faces new sex claims

First Minister Peter Robinson: ‘I haven’t gone away. There is still a huge job to do to keep us moving ahead’

Willie Frazer among those to welcome Dublin offer on ‘security failings’

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt to ask Gilmore to follow up on speech offer

Gerry Kelly eulogy for IRA terrorists at Castlederg sparks a bitter bust-up on day one of new term

Ann’s Law gets Royal Assent

Marriage ‘no longer the foundation stone of British family life’

IRA victims welcome Irish politician’s recognition of group’s ‘murderous activities’

IRA diesel racket costs the Irish State €150m in lost tax

Robinson and McGuinness meet in New York for US talks

Ballynahinch Congregational Church members walk out in protest

Protesters abandon pews as row simmers on

VIDEO: Church protestors address media

Police investigating loyalist paramilitary threat to Roman Catholic school pupils

Loyalist groups condemn ‘Red Hand Defenders’ threat to children and staff at Roman Catholic schools

Bloody Sunday Colonel Edward Loden shot dead in Kenya

Irish RC priest threatened with excommunication calls for debate on whether clerical celibacy has contributed to the number of clerics who abused children

Why did HET not probe Sinn Fein, asks Ulster Unionist

Ballynahinch Church Trustees ‘do not accept’ minister’s statement

1982 Hyde Park IRA bomb blast: suspect appears in court charged with murder

Criminal who burned woman’s face can stay in Britain because of his human rights

Ballynahinch Congregational row: Minister says no to mediation

Is it time to take a gamble on casinos? Ex-NIO minister urges law change to boost economy

US Air Force cracking down on Christians – Senior Master Sgt ordered to share his views on homosexuality and then relieved of position !!!!!

‘Sly’ Seamus Heaney failed to condemn terrorists, says Charles Moore

SDLP in turmoil

Conall McDevitt had strong internal foes

How will the SDLP fill void left by Conall McDevitt?

Dissidents now threaten young people ‘almost daily’

Louisiana legislature calls for a United Ireland and for U.S. to help achieve it

Ex-Fianna Fail TD Andrews may be shock SF candidate

Abortion laws left ‘meaningless’ as doctors put ‘above the law’

Russia denies calling Britain a little island no one cares about

Fresh bid to create EU superstate

‘Cover-up’ on British gaffes in Taliban raid on Prince Harry’s base

Outspoken Orangeman Mervyn Gibson to be DUP negotiator at Richard Haass talks

Martin McGuinness may yet become first minister

Ballygawley loyalist teenage band bomb rescuers still scarred

SDLP rising star resigns over undeclared payments from former employer

Conal McDevitt: The ‘mouth from the South’

McDevitt resignation ‘big loss to SDLP’

Greater Manchester Police does not investigate 60% of crimes

Cameron rushed into holding ‘quick’ Syria vote by Americans, Ken Clarke suggests

Gender abortions: criminal charges not in ‘public interest’ says CPS

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt demands ‘urgent clarification’ over lack of prosecutions in gender abortion case

Railway worker suspended after rescuing disabled woman

Why are there discussions on “continued viability” of Maze project?

More than 300,000 attempts made to access pornographic websites at the UK Houses of Parliament in the past year

SDLP’s Conall McDevitt confirms paying wife for research work

Loyalist heartland could get Irish language centre

‘Police inside a church? You don’t expect Christianity to be like that’

Clergyman offers to help resolve parishioner standoff after police storm church amid furious protests

Baptism row over boy with two mothers

NHS blunders double in past year

Abandoned bombs represent ‘unfinished business’ – ONH claim responsibility

Ongoing church feud at Ballynahinch Congregational Church

RC poses ‘Questions for Catholic Church over Sinn Fein’ – LETTER

Australia’s prime minister, Kevin Rudd, a professed Christian, ‘cites scripture while delivering a stirring defence of gay marriage (In truth, he gives a most pathetic response)

Pope Benedict’s righthand man turns on ‘vipers’ within Catholic church

The British public has its say: Two-thirds oppose strikes on Syria

DUP criticises Lord Mayor’s absence from RAF appeal launch

THE Provisional IRA – and not a dissident republican group – was responsible for planting the two mortars near the Border in south Armagh

Mortars found on border not the work of PIRA – Sinn Fein

Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Adams? It’s closer to reality than you think . . .

UK is Europe’s ‘addictions capital’, says think tank

Think-tank claims UK has drink epidemic and drug addiction levels threatening society

Are Evangelical Christians, Catholics ‘extremists’ – on par with al-Qaida as claimed by US military briefing?

Robinson in warning over Syria as MPs veto bombing

Can Peter Robinson keep the peace with DUP hardliners?

Castlederg republican monument deemed ‘illegal’ by Planning Service

Cullyhanna mortars: Three-day security operation over

LETTER – Gulf between IRA killers and vast majority

BBC revelations a challenge to Poots